One of the key players on the workplace productivity team, according to CDMSC
research, is the disability manager, who is already involved in disability ease management, prevention and workplace intervention.
He is a former chair of the CDMSC
and immediate past president of the National Rehabilitation Association.
In 1996, the Certified Insurance Rehabilitation Specialists Commission (CIRSC) changed its name to the Certification of Disability Management Specialists Commission (CDMSC), to better reflect the current practice focus of private sector rehabilitation specialists.
It is an independent organization sponsored by three separate credentialing bodies: the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC), the Certification of Disability Management Specialists Commission (CDMSC), and the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC).
They need to look at who is running the program to see if they have the right people managing it," adds Calkins, who is also a commissioner with the Certified Disability Management Specialists Commission (CDMSC).
CDMSC, a nationally accredited organization that certifies disability management specialists who meet educational and job-experience standards, believes that return-to-work programs should be run by qualified and certified disability managers who serve as liaisons with the worker, the employer, human resources, and the physician.
This is where they need to pay attention through integrated health care and total absence management," says John Lui, past chair of the Certification of Disability Management Specialists Commission (CDMSC) and executive director of the Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute, University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Rheta Baron King, past chair of the CDMSC and a California-based consultant on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) issues, says she's had clients come to her after the fact.